Paper Moon Shiners
Photo by Jeff Fasano
Paper Moon Shiners comprised of multi-instrumentalist Frank Meyer and vocalist Elena Antinelli opened our 2014/2015 season and will be back on October 27. They write and perform well-crafted roots, ragtime, early jazz, blues, and folk music with a clear balance of wit, depth, and spirit. Along with a Prohibition-era sound, the genuineness of Paper Moon Shiners’ arrangements make their music more timeless than retro. Paper Moon Shiners has released two albums. I was in the hospital when they were here before and am really looking forward to seeing the duo in my home.
“Elena Antinelli and Frank Meyer complement each other perfectly, thread full of emotion, devotion and love for the music of the 20’s and 30’s.” - Country Jukebox, German radio/website
“Elena Antinelli sings like she means every last vocal inflection and trill, while her musical partner, Frank Meyer, adds plenty of character with his gravel voice and easy playing style on guitar, ukulele and steel body resonator guitar. Their music is a step back in time to the days of Prohibition and juke joints with plenty of character and colorful delivery.... - Paul McGee….Lonesome Highway, Irish magazine/website
“They’re like a musical time machine, showing how and why the 20’s and 30’s were so musically interesting and fun.” - Terlingua Music
“This band combines musical skill with a real sense of humor that had us laughing as well as moving to the tunes.” - Kit O’Connell, Firedoglak